Bolivian military to get own CDMA-450 network

24 May 2007

Lieutenant Colonel Jhimmy Untiveros of the Bolivian air forces has told BNamericas that the country’s military is deploying a CDMA-450 fixed wireless network for use in national security activities and for providing rural telephony to isolated regions. The initial investment for the project will come to approximately USD15 million, with an estimated USD8 million annual cost once it is up and running. Part of the budget comes in the form of financial assistance from the Chinese government, though a specific figure is not available. The project requires full congressional approval and awaits further funding, but it is hoped that the network will be operational by mid-2008.